WILKES-BARRE - Gabrielle Gardner of Hawley, Pa., cheered the Wilkes University Cheerleaders to a top 10 finish in the Open All Girl division at the Universal Cheerleaders Association's College Cheerleading National Championship.
The competition was held Jan. 16-18 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, and saw more than 150 colleges and universities participate. The Wilkes squad is coached by Jessica Short.
Gardner is a sophomore at Wilkes and is studying Spanish, criminology and sociology.
About Wilkes University
Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs.
Founded in 1933, the university provides its students with the experience, mentoring and education necessary for career and intellectual development as well as personal growth.
Recently named one of the fastest growing universities in the United States by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Wilkes offers the doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education and doctor of pharmacy degrees and more than a dozen master's degree programs, including the master of business administration and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.